Tasmania's homegrown country music sensations, The Wolfe Brothers have found themselves living a crazy life since their debut on 'Australia's Got Talent' in 2012.
Since coming second in AGT, The Wolfe Brothers have gone on to court major success both in Australia and overseas releasing three albums – their latest being 'This Crazy Life'.
The third and latest single taken from the record is 'Throw 'Em Back' and bassist/ vocalist Tom Wolfe says it's become a live favourite. “Playing live is the biggest part of our band,” Tom says.
“We pride ourselves on being a fun, live band and that song goes over great every night. We put a fun film clip together with a lot of old, archive footage that we've had lying around for ages. It was nice to show just a fun, general side of the band, nothing too deep or serious. Just good old-fashioned fun really.”
Tom says the band's whirlwind journey, which has taken them from the family farm to TV talent show to international touring circuits in a few short years was the inspiration for the latest album and its title. “That was totally where 'This Crazy Life' came from,” he explains.
“The past five or six years have been like a roller coaster of the good, the bad and the ugly and everything in-between, but we wouldn't have it any other way. We love doing this and the good always outweighs the bad. It's been a really incredible journey and we've done things we never thought we would.
“'Australia's Got Talent' was such a great platform for us. It didn't make us superstars but what it did was make a lot of people around Australia see a band of normal blokes who love writing their own music and playing their own songs, and I think people around Australia got into that.
"There was no sob story, no one was dying; the timing was right for that. It's been an amazing journey and we still have to pinch ourselves every day.”
The Wolfe Brothers will make an appearance at this year's Broadbeach Country Music Festival
along with US legends America and Australia's own rural royalty Kasey Chambers and Troy Cassar-Daley. “Broadbeach Country Music Festival is one of the highlights of the calendar year,” Tom says.
“One, what an amazing spot to do it in... an incredible location; two, the punters up there love it. We were there two years ago and it was just one of the best gigs we've done. The audiences there love it and there's heaps of people, so we can't wait to get back up there. Apart from that, it's free, so I really encourage people, especially at Broadbeach, to come along.
"I want all country music fans to come but if you haven't listened to country or maybe you're on the edge and asking what country music is all about, come along and check it out because you're going to have an absolute ball.”'This Crazy Life' is out now. The Wolfe Brothers play Broadbeach Country Music Festival (Gold Coast) 29 July. The band tour nationally; click here for the dates throughout August-November.